Bob joined Orioles Nation in May 2012. He grew up a fan of the Orioles, Washington Bullets, and Dallas Cowboys. He graduated from North Carroll High School in Hampstead in 1986, wanting to be the Orioles shortstop. Since that position was occupied, Bob went into radio and spent 20 years on the air in Baltimore, Harrisburg, and York, PA. He currently lives in Savannah, Georgia, where he handles the public address duties for the Savannah Sand Gnats, low-A affiliate of the New York Mets. He handles game recaps for ON.
The Orioles are now 9-2 in extra-innings, winning their franchise-record 9th straight extra-inning game Sunday at Camden Yards against the Phillies, 5-4.
In the last of Adam Jones‘ 6 at-bats, he blasted a 2-run homer to give the Orioles a 6-4 walk off win in 12 innings.
If Orioles manager Buck Showalter was waiting for Jake Arrieta to pitch his way out of his funk, he found out it wasn’t going to happen Friday night at Camden Yards. He just didn’t find out early enough.
Thursday, the Orioles proved they can also be quite miserable in every aspect of the game, as the Sox salvaged the series’ final game, 7-0.
Wei-Yin Chen out-dueled Red Sox Starter Josh Beckett
The defense was every bit as sloppy as it has been all year. The pitching was worse than it has been most of the season, especially the bullpen. But, in Boston last night, the Orioles rediscovered an old friend—the offense—as they beat the Red Sox 8-6 in 10 innings.
An outing that began looking as if Jake Arrieta was putting things back together again ended more reminiscent of every outing he’s had in the last month.
The Orioles 6-game losing streak is history, primarily thanks to Brian Matusz. Matusz gave up just 1 run on 2 hits and 3 walks in 7.1 innings, leading the Birds past Tampa 2-1 Saturday.
Facing an ace is no easy task, especially when trying to snap a 5-game losing streak. When a team knows after the first inning it will have to score at least 6 runs to win, the task can seem daunting.